'Either I win the Tour or not, and then next year there's another one' - Primož Roglič takes long view at Tour de France

FIRENZE, ITALY - JUNE 27: Primoz Roglic of Slovenia and Team Red Bull – BORA – hansgrohe during the 111th Tour de France 2024 - Team Presentation / #UCIWT / on June 27, 2024 in Firenze, Italy. (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)
Primož Roglič of Red Bull-Bora-Hansgrohe at the 2024 Tour de France teams presentation in Florence (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Primož Roglič has dismissed any idea that this year's Tour de France may represent the last chance for him to realistically win the race as he takes on Tadej Pogačar, Jonas Vingegaard, and Remco Evenepoel with his new squad Red Bull-Bora-Hansgrohe.

The 34-year-old is taking on the Tour for the seventh time in his career and faces off against three major competitors, each of whom has an obstacle to overcome. Pogačar is racing his second Grand Tour of the year, for Vingegaard question marks hang over his recovery from the Itzulia Basque Country crash, and for Evenepoel whether he can win on his debut.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix